Ignatz winner, Eisner-nominee Laura Park is a cartoonist who veers into “national treasure” territory for me. Her classically styled linework and delicate coloring mix with an ineffable, inspired mix of sadness and tenderness. Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream, her mini comic, is a small classic, released in small numbers. But hooray, D+Q will be publishing a collected edition of her comics under the Waking Dream title.
In a move that will surprise no one, Julia Pohl-Miranda has been promoted Director of Marketing at Drawn & Quarterly, where she will continue to oversee day-to-day publicity operations, author tours, festivals and events, and remain a calm and encouraging presence at D&Q’s booth wherever she goes. A graduate of McGill University, Pohl-Miranda started as a marketing intern for joined D&Q in 2008, while progressing to publicity assistant and editorial marketing manager before reaching her current title.
Somehow I managed to miss last week’s biggest news of all: a new collection from Adrian Tomine, coming in October! The ominously titled Killing and Dying which collects the last few issues of Optic Nerve:
The long awaited second collection of Kate Beaton’s madly popular Hark! A Vagrant comic is finally on its way, and it’s called Step Aside, Pops, a phrase we’ll all be saying a lot come September. Tom Devlin acquired the book for Drawn & Quarterly.
“Kate’s wit is sharper than ever in Step Aside, Pops,” said Devlin in a statement. “She’s found the perfect way to explore her love of history, while effortlessly deflating the pompous, self-righteous figures of authority we were taught to respect in school. Her restlessness has made her drawings even funnier.”
D&Q has just firmed up their Winter/Spring titles for 2015 and…well, it’s going tobe another great year, in case all these previews we’ve been publishing haven’t given you that idea yet. As if new books from Jillian Tamaki, Michael Deforge, Anders Nilsen, Seth, Shizero Mizuki and the like weren’t enough to get you drooling into a […]
One of the eagerly awaited books of fall is The Hospital Suite by John Porcellino, a graphic novel length account of his health issues and battle with OCD, depression and other ills. Despite the heavy subject matter, it’s fascinating reasons with Porcellino’s bare bones storytelling keeping anything from becoming maudlin or self pitying. Porcellino will […]
The fall comics landscape is shaping up with the books we’ll be talking about and one will definitely be Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story, straightforward but lively biography of the women’s right pioneer by Peter Bagge, who will be touring this fall. Here are the dates: BALTIMORE, MD: Friday September 13, 7 pm Atomic Books, […]
This year, publishers have distributed fifty-two titles for Free Comic Book Day this Saturday. While it is not uncommon for many comics shops to order all of the titles, it is becoming common that most comics shops anticipate large crowds of customers. While this is a good thing, it means that the stores must limit the […]